How often do you find you or your colleagues working through their lunch or eating at their desks? We’re constantly glued to our computer screens and desks, so breakout areas are becoming more and more important to employees. But why is it important?
A break out area refers to an open space for employees or visitors, that is separate from their usual work space. It gives employees the chance to relax, take a break, have their lunch or even hold informal meetings. But it also gives office workers a break from their computer screens which more importantly complies with health and safety laws which we’re all familiar with in an office environment.
It’s more common for larger corporate or enterprise size companies to create a breakout area because often a small to medium size business can’t justify the expense.
Small to medium companies can sometimes see a break out area as an unnecessary luxury that the company cannot afford but employers should consider the benefits and how this will impact on the company’s performance before ruling out an office break out area. But we have some options to consider and hopefully this blog post might be enough to change your employers mind..
It’s important to remember that a breakout area doesn’t need to be extravagant. We understand that you might not have much space available but you could even use screen systems to section off a small corner of the office. Just remember the purpose of a breakout area when designing the space or choosing your furniture.
What furniture to choose for a breakout area?
Firstly, consider what your breakout area will be used for. If you might want to use it for casual meetings or eating lunch your probably going to want to consider tables or two different types of seating so that your employees have different options.
Dining chairs or multipurpose chairs around a central table provides somewhere for meetings or eating lunch, but also consider soft furnishings such as tub chairs, sofas, even bean bags depending on your office environment. This ensures employees can feel relaxed and comfortable whilst on their break. It’s also proven that regular intervals or breaks can increase office productivity.
Have a look at the options below that Rosehill supply..
Not all of these products are available to buy online, but if you do require further information on the products we do have available for breakout areas, please contact our sales team on 0161 485 1717.